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Are you feeling a bit burned out with your UX career but don't know who to turn to for help? I get it. I felt that way when I was working as a Senior UX Designer. I was bored, burned out with no real prospect of career growth on the horizon, unsure of what my options were and feeling trapped by the toxic workplace environment that drove me to experience a panic attack, anxiety and deep depression.
It's not like I didn't want help. I repeatedly reached out to my boss and HR for relief and support, voicing my concerns with several levels of management only to be told that I had to endure the toxic environment. "Maybe in the next 3-5 years change may come," they said, but at the moment they weren't willing to help me resolve my conflict at work. I wasn't allowed to move teams or given the flexibility to work in an environment where I felt emotionally safe and a valuable member of the team because I was deemed "too important" to the department. I was left with the choice between my sanity and my job. I chose my sanity.
As a result of my past toxic experiences and a lack of access to useful career resources to help me sort out what I wanted to do with my career, I decided that I am changing that for other designers so they don't have to suffer like I did. I am here to fill in that gap for ambitious UX designers who want to more effectively navigate their career and confidently communicate their skills so they can get the raise, promotion, or new job they've been dreaming of.
My coaching is not just about helping you with your portfolio, interview prep, or mastering the hard skills required to be considered for a role as a UX designer. It's about being there for you no matter where you are in your UX career and helping you find the root cause of the problem and fixing it. In doing so, we identify and break through the barriers that are holding you back from succeeding in your job or pursuing the next step in your career.
I am results-oriented in my coaching. Yes, we will do a lot of talking, but it's talking with the purpose of understanding your problem, so that I can guide to the solution that is right for you.
I help you discover the resources within you by asking smart, probing questions that help you figure out what your ideal solution is. My coaching isn't about telling you what to do, but to get you to think for yourself. Will I interject my own thoughts and experiences in a session with you? Only if I think it will illustrate a point or help show you how to avoid a pitfall I've had to work through.
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